Agile Career Development: Finding the Right Track for You

Watermark Learning provides the Agile training and related resources to ensure you and your organization receive the full benefits of Agile certification and credentials including:

  • Demonstration of a professional level of Agile principles and practices
  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management
  • Increased confidence by employers when hiring an Agile practitioner

There are two types of certifications available to Agile practitioners:

  • Industry Credentials from PMI and Scrum Alliance, which are primarily knowledge-based.
  • Skills-Based Certificates, which are a blend of skills training and theory.

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Which track is right for you?

Industry Credential
Name: CSM® / CSPO®
Awarded By: Scrum Alliance
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required.
Steps to Credential: 2-day CSM or CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum trainer, and an exam.
Best For: Anyone interested in fulfilling a ScrumMaster, Scrum Product Owner, or Scrum team member role.
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Academic Certification
Name: Agile Practitioner Certificate
Awarded By: Watermark Learning/Auburn University
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required.
Steps to Credential: Completion of 1 required course (Agile Boot Camp) and 1 elective.
Best For: Anyone, with any level of experience, interested in making Agile a part of their career or seeking to broaden their knowledge or experience in Agile
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Industry Credential
Name: PMI-ACP®
Awarded By: Project Management Institute (PMI®)
Experience Needed:

2,000 hours working on project teams (Current PMP® or PgMP® holders will not need to submit hours for this requirement)


1,500 hours working on project teams using agile methodologies. Hours must be earned within the last 3 years.

For more details, visit the PMI website.

Steps to Credential: 21 hours of Agile training, application process, and an exam.
Best For: Project managers or others looking to increase their versatility as project professionals.
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Why choose Watermark Learning?

Unlike other training companies and academic establishments, business analysis training and project management training is our only focus. Our instructors are certified and use real-world examples and proven techniques to make your time spent in class immediately relevant and applicable on the job. Watermark Learning is an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider and stays very involved with IIBA® to keep up-to-date on issues affecting the profession. Having contributed to the BABOK® Guide, we provide our students with unique insights. Our students tell us again and again how happy they are with their experience at Watermark Learning, and we think you will be too!